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Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Overview The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a captivating and diverse journey in the Langtang region of Nepal that also offers trekkers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and challenging trails. Covering an array of terrains, this trek typically takes around 10 to 14 days, depending on the chosen itinerary and the trekker's pace. The adventure commences with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the starting point of the trek. From here, trekkers enter the Langtang Valley, a region renowned for its stunning landscapes and friendly Tamang communities. As you ascend through lush rhododendron and bamboo forests, you'll…


The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is a captivating and diverse journey in the Langtang region of Nepal that also offers trekkers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and challenging trails. Covering an array of terrains, this trek typically takes around 10 to 14 days, depending on the chosen itinerary and the trekker’s pace.

The adventure commences with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the starting point of the trek. From here, trekkers enter the Langtang Valley, a region renowned for its stunning landscapes and friendly Tamang communities. As you ascend through lush rhododendron and bamboo forests, you’ll encounter picturesque villages, where traditional Tamang culture still deeply rooted. The hospitality and warm smiles of the locals add a heartwarming touch to the trek.

The trail gradually leads to the mystical Gosaikunda Lake, a sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Nestled amidst high mountains, this alpine lake believes to have created by Lord Shiva, and the area attracts pilgrims during the full moon festival of August.

As you venture higher, the landscape transforms into a rugged and rocky terrain, providing awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and Ganesh Himal. The challenging yet rewarding Lauribina Pass (4610m) offers a thrilling sense of accomplishment as you cross it.

The descending route takes you through the Helambu region, featuring charming villages, terraced fields, and vibrant rhododendron forests. Trekkers get an opportunity to immerse themselves in the unique culture of the Sherpa and Tamang communities.

Conclusion and Summary

The Langtang Gosainkunda Trek is not just a visual feast, but also a chance to connect with nature and rediscover yourself amidst the tranquil Himalayan environment. Trekkers must adequately prepare for altitude challenges and varying weather conditions. Hiring a local guide is recommended to ensure a safe and enriching experience. Overall, this trek is an unforgettable journey through Nepal’s natural and cultural splendor, leaving trekkers with cherished memories that last a lifetime.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit Langtang – the valley of glaciers, pine forests, green meadows, terraced fields.
  • Beautiful views of snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, deep gorges, stone-driven mills, and suspension bridges
  • The majestic views of Langtang Lirung (7,345m), Gang Chenpo (6,388m), Naya Kanga (5,846m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Kimsung (6,781m), and Yansa Tsenji (6,575m)
  • Tibetan border region
  • Beautiful Lirung and Kim Sung glaciers
  • Local cheese factory at Kyanjin Gompa
  • Ancient Buddhist monasteries, prayer flags, and chorten
  • The sacred Gosainkunda Lake at an altitude of 4,600m
  • Side trip to Kyanjin Ri (4,773m), Tsergo/Cherko Ri (4,984m) Viewpoints

Itinerary Expand All

Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Everest Expeditions Nepal. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Everest Expeditions Nepal display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred
to Hotel Yak and Yeti or a similar category hotel. Later in the evening we will organize a “Welcome Dinner” at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program along with a fine meal.

Included Meal:(Dinner)

After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himlayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. Take Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we descent down to Syabrubesi. (B,L,D)

Local bus:
In the morning, we pick you up from the Hotel. We take Private Jeep from Hotel. We pass many small cities during our driving to Syabrubensi. When we reach to Dhunche (district headquarter of Rasuwa), if the weather is nice we can see the nice view of Ganesh Himal. We follow all the way Trisuli River. It is about 7/8 hours driving from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi.

Private bus/ jeep:
It is also possible to use private bus or jeep from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi. If you query, we can provide private bus or jeep as well. This way is much more conformable.

This is our trekking starting point. After the breakfast, we start to hike. As soon as we start our trek we cross the Bridge of Trisuli River. We follow the Langtang River. It is interesting part of walking through the forest. During our hike, we pass small town like, pahiro, Bamboo. It is about 6 hours walking hike from Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel. The trail is slowly up at the beginning but at the end it is hard.

This day, we start in the morning as normal time (8:00 am). We walk through the rhododendron forest. The trail is slowly up hill. This day we can see some mountains such as Langtang Lirung , Naya kang and some others peaks. During our trek, we pass Gunachok, Thomna , Ghoratabela , Thyangsyap and then Langtang village.  It takes us about 5/6 hours to get there. It is the village of Tamang people. We can explore rest of the day. It is big village.

This day we start our trip as usual time.If it is nice weather, we can see the wonderful view of mountains at the beginning of this hike. People from this village are Buddhist. During our hike we can see many mani stone walls. It is about 3/4 hours hiking from Langtang village to Kyanjing Gompa. The trail is much easier to Kyanjing Gompa. We can explore the rest of the day in Kyanjing Gompa and cheese factory as well.

This day we have many choices.  It is depending as your wish we take one of following hiking. we can see views of Langtang Lirung, Naya kang, Lang shisha Ri, Penthang Karpo Ri and Dorje Lakpa and some others mountains.

  • Kyanjing Ri hiking.
  • Tsergo Ri(Cherko Ri hiking.
  • Explore the Langshisa kharka or glacier.

It is the day for down hill and same way back. We start in the morning as normal time. The trail is all the way down hill. We hike in one day from Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel. It is nice part of hiking. If you are lucky you can see some wild animal as well. The trail is all the way down hill. So we can do it in 7 hours from Kyajing Gompa to Lama Hotel.

The half of the trail is same way back from Lama Hotel to Pahiro.  The trail from Lama Hotel to Bamboo is very steep down hill but it is still nice because we hike in the nature.  Bamboo to Pahiro is much easier. After walking little bit from Pahiro. We climb up to the Thulo Syabru(all the way down is Syabrubensi). Thulosyabru is big village of Tamang people. We explore rest of the day.  It is about 5/6 hours hike from Lama Hotel to Thulosyabru village.

Now, we are going up so, we start to climb on the rhododendron forest and pastures to the top of the ridge at Phoprang danda (3190m.)  If you are lucky, you can watch monkeys play in the forests. If it is clear weather, we can see view of Ganesh himal from here. We continue climb to another town is called Sing Gompa or Chandan Bari and then Lauribina. We also pass a sanctuary for the red panda. As soon as we reach to Lauribina, We can see the truly magnificent view of Annapurnas, Manaslu (8163m.) ,Ganesh himal and some other peaks. It takes about 6/7 hours hiking to get there.

This day, we continue climb to Gosaikunda,rest of the day exploere in Gosaikunda Lake. There are many lakes. Saraswati Kund , Bhairav Kund, Gosaikunda, Dudh Kund( Milk lake) , Chandra kund (Moon lake)and Ama Kund (mother lake) and Ragat Kund(blood kund). The large lake is Gosaikund.  Gosaikund Lake has a black rock in the middle, said to be the head of shiva. according to legend , shiva created this high altitude lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident (trisul) to obtain water to quench his thirst after consuming poison gathered from the churning of the oceans ( the poison is the reason why Shiva is depicted with a blue throat). There is a white rock under the water which is said to be the remnant of an ancient Shiva shrine. It is also said that the water from this lake disappears underground via a subterranean channel and surfaces in Kumbeshwar pool, next to the five-storey Shiva temple in Patan , more than 60km away. Thousands of people come here to worship and bathe during the full moon festival each august.

This day we start early in the morning after the breakfast. The trail climbs on a rocky trail marked with cairns towards the pass. Passing three more small lakes, the trail reaches Lauribina La (4650m.). We spend some time to explore the surrounding hills for some fine views. It is the high part of this trek. Now, the trail descends down to Gopte. There are two lodges. It is about 6/7 hours walking to get there.

The day, we start the trek as normal time. The trail from Gopte to Kutumsang is a lot of up and down hill. When we reach to Tharepati we can see the view of Dorje Lakpa, Shisha panngma and others peaks. From here, we hike through Magin Goth and then Kutumsang. It is 6 hours hiking from Gopte to here.

Now we are in Helambu region. Sherpa and Tamang are ethnic group of this area. The trail is up and down. We hike through the rhododendron forest. It takes about 6/7 hours to get Chisapani.  Chisapani is nice and magnificent view point. We can see from here wonderful views of snow capped mountains.

Today is last day of hiking. We hike down about three hours to get sundarijal. During our hikng we pass forest and some small village. We can take local bus or private car from here. It is about 1 hours driving to Kathmandu and then take a rest.


Departure to international airport to fly your home country. ( If you have late flight then we can have a half day sightseeing and Shopping day)

What's Included

1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast)
5. All accommodation during the trek.
6. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
7. Transportation to and from trail head.
8. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
9. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Equipment such as tents And Mattresses, Cooking Equipment, Camp site charges, Insurance, and
equipment for the staffs.
10. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
11. Trekking staffs wages etc.
12. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.

What's Excluded

Services and Cost Does not Included in Price:
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc

Trip Information

Gosainkunda Langtang Trek is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Langtang National Park. It’s situated in the northeast part of central Nepal, close to Kathmandu. In fact, it is visible from Kathmandu Valley. 

This trek lets you experience deep gorges, rocky terrain, pine forests, yak pastures, insight into Buddhist religious practices, mystical monasteries, picturesque villages, hillside terraces, serene valleys, and breathtaking glaciers originating from high mountains. The trial also takes us to the sacred Gosainkunda (4,380m / 14,620ft), an alpine freshwater lake high up in the mountains of the Rasuwa. 

This trek begins with a drive along the Trishuli River, which heads north from Kathmandu through Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche and finally to Syabrubesi.

We start the trek from Syabrubesi, a Tamang village by the banks of the Bhote Koshi River. The trek will follow the Langtang River until we reach Lama Hotel for the night. The next day we will trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village, a large Tamang settlement. From Langtang Village, we head to Kyangin Gompa. We will rest at Kyangin Gompa for a day to acclimatize. While acclimatizing, you will have the option to visit the yak cheese factory, Tserko Ri Viewpoint, and Kyangin Gompa monastery.  

Then we return to the Lama hotel then continue trekking in the beautiful Langtang Valley to reach Gosaikunda, a revered pilgrimage for Buddhists and Hindus. The waters of Gosaikunda Lake are believed to have magical healing powers. But to reach Gosaikunda we trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru, and from Thulo Syabru to Cholangpati and finally to Gosainkunda. 

After Gosainkunda, our trek will take us through Laurebina La High Pass to Ghopte in the scenic Helambu region. From Ghopte, we descend to Kutumsang through rhododendron, pine, juniper forests, and peaceful meadows. The next day, we continue our descent to reach Chisapani via Pati Bhanjyang. On the last day of the trek, we trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal and catch a bus back to Kathmandu.

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Trip Facts

Duration 16 Day(s)
Activities Trekking
Group Size 1 to 20
Best Season March to May, September to November
Start/End Point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Difficulty Level Moderate
Max Altitude 4000M

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